John Beaty

John Beaty



As an associate in Dorsey’s trial group, John advises clients at all stages of the litigation process.

John helps clients, including corporations and American Indian Tribes, operating in heavily regulated industries navigate their complex litigation matters. John uses a practical and detail-oriented approach to help clients achieve their business objectives in litigation.

John maintains an active pro bono practice focused on civil rights and housing justice issues.

Education & Admissions

University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., 2023), Highest Distinction, Order of the Coif; Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award; Alan I. Widiss Faculty Scholar Award; Articles Editor, Iowa Law Review vol. 108; Regional Moot Court Team.

Carleton College (B.A., Sociology and Anthropology, 2019)


  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

News & Resources

  • Critical Race Theory in the Classroom: Iowa’s Critical Race Theory Ban and the Limits of the First Amendment, 27 J. Gender Race & Just. 137 (2024)
  • The Impact of the Inflation Reduction Act on Energy Justice and Green Energy Development in Indian Country, 12 LSU J. Energy L. & Res. 1 (2024)

Industries & Practices

Government Solutions & Investigations
Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Development & Infrastructure
  • Electric Power
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Government Solutions & Investigations
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Indian & Alaska Native
  • Insurance Law
  • Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement
  • Technology

Professional & Civic

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer Judge, The American Mock Trial Association.
  • Alumni Volunteer, Carleton College
John Beaty